[Overseas Features] Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // Gwar, Mastodon, Slayer

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Overseas Features Part 2.3 – Immortal Metal
<海外報導特集> 2.3章:不朽金屬

Gwar + Mastodon + Slayer

Time to blast your ears with some REAL metal bangs! Outsiders think all heavy metal sounds the same, with identical composition and repeated growling from similar-looking macho men. However, for metal fans who have good ears, you know these bands below are Masters in the genre. Now, let’s headband together with Gwar, Mastodon and Slayer!

又來到金屬音樂時間了!門外漢認為所有重型金屬聽起來都是一個樣子,有著倒模式的結構、喋喋不休的咆哮、外觀看似雙生兒的大男子樂手。然而,若你是死忠金屬迷,你會知道下面介紹的都是這流派的大師級樂手 — GwarMastodonSlayer

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Part 2.3: Immortal Metal

Part 2.1: Emo Comeback // 第2.1章: Emo 回歸
Part 2.2: Real Punk // 第2.2章: 真正朋克

Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // 第2.3章:不朽金屬
Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars // 第2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星
Part 2.5 – Legendary Rappers & Newborn Wavers // 第2.5章:傳奇rappers與新生wavers
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Speaking of Gwar, the band has been through an extremely tragic time early this year with the sudden death of frontman Dave Brockie, a.k.a. Oderus Urungus. Now they finally decide to pass the torch to bassist Michael Bishop as new vocalist named Blothar. It’s the first time in 25 years that Gwar is playing without any founding members presence. Slowly marching out from the smoke, the giant monsters occupy the stage in the wave from the crowd. Front row’s diehard fans are waiting for that sacred moment in the Gwar show — to be cleansed by the “blood” from the band and the “victims” they killed.

Vulvatron, Gwar’s new frontwoman, also makes her surprise debut in this show with her superpower is shooting blood from her nipples! It seems the band is making a very positive move with Brockie’s long-lived enthusiastic personality. Without a doubt, the creativity and sense of humor they are known for 30 years is still going fiercely.

Having said that, Dave, you’ll live in the wild planet in our hearts forever. Miss you much.

由於 Gwar 主唱 Dave Brockie (又名 Oderus Urungus) 年初突然逝世,樂團因此經歷了極度悲傷的時間。他們最終把主唱重任交給低音結他手 Michael Bishop  (又名 Blothar) 。這是在25年來 Gwar 首次在沒有任何創團成員參與演出。巨人怪物慢慢地從煙霧中大步走到舞台上,接受人群的歡呼。前排的死忠追隨者都在等待那個在 Gwar 表演中的神聖時刻被樂隊和其「受害者」噴射出來的「血」徹底洗滌! 

這也是 Gwar 新女主將 Vulvatron 首次亮相,帶給在場人士很大驚喜。她的「必殺技」是從胸部射出血柱!看來樂團決定以積極的態度承傳 Dave 熱情有趣的個性。毫無疑問,Gwar 必定會繼續與樂迷分享這建立了30年的幽默和創意。 

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Following Gwar’s blood-soaked performance is prog-metal representative Mastodon. Formed in 2000 in Georgia, Troy Sanders and co. gain reputation with their creative blend of progressive rock, rock n’ roll, hardcore and psychedelic inspiration. Their consummate skill of building up bountiful layers pave their way straight up to the top in the metal scene. Mastodon’s latest album (which is brilliant) Once More ‘Round the Sun debuted at No.6 on Billboard Chart.

The long blonde vocalist Troy Sanders shares vocal duties with guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer Brann Dailor along the beautifully-crafted progressive aggression melody. The band is extremely concentrated on their own instrument. There is not much interaction with the crowd standing in the rain, but the gravity in the gloomy tempo is more than enough to arrest your soul and melt your heart.

Gwar 沾滿鮮血的表演後,演唱會由前衛金屬代表 Mastodon 接棒。Troy Sanders 與隊友於2000年在佐治亞州組成 Mastodon,以融合前衛搖滾、搖滾樂、硬核和迷幻靈感獲得不少正面評價。憑著善於建立細緻音樂層次的精湛技術,他們成功攀登至金屬圈的高層位置。Mastodon (很精彩的) 最新專 Once More ‘Round the Sun 更登 Billboard 大碟榜第六位。

在前衛金屬主旋律的唯美主義與侵略元素之間,長金髮主將 Troy Sanders 與結他手 Brent Hinds、鼓手 Brann Dailor 加入不同層次的低沉哮唱。各成員顯得極其集中在自己的樂器,和站在雨中的觀眾沒有太多交流,但相信單是陰沉節奏中的重力很容易便能抓住在場樂迷的靈魂了。 

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As the dark falls, the kings arrive. Slayer slowly making their way to the front in the cloud of smoke. Giant crosses hung upside down from above have turned the stage into one inverted graveyard.

This is a special night to many Slayer fans because the band is going to play Reign in Blood in full. Though many people’s focus is still on the decease of Jeff Hanneman, founding member and guitarist of Slayer, the audience seem to be quite satisfied with Gary Holt (Exodus) filling in the spot. Revisiting this 1986 classic album in live today gives us an indescribable nostalgic feeling. These revolutionary songs may, perhaps, have influenced every metal fan’s life. The violent spirit unleashed still haunt you hours after the show has ended.

And then, you’d tell yourself, how lucky you are to have good ears to appreciate metal music amongst hundreds of genre.

Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above

夜冪低垂,金屬皇者亦即將降臨,Slayer 慢慢步出濃列的煙霧。倒掛在頂篷的巨型十字架陣彷彿把舞台變成一個倒置的墓地。 

對於很多 Slayer 樂迷來說,這是一個很特別的晚上,因為樂隊將會把 Reign in Blood 全碟演奏。雖然很多人的焦點仍放在創隊成員和結他手 Jeff Hanneman 之死,但觀眾們似乎相當滿意由 Exodus Gary Holt 的替補。時至今日,在現場重溫這1986年的經典專輯給我們一種說不出的懷舊之感。這些經典歌曲也許影響了每一個金屬樂迷的生命;當中其狂暴粹仍會在演出結束後纏繞你的心神。 

然後,你會跟自己說自己是多麼幸運有這樣的耳朵,懂得在數以百計的音樂類型中選擇欣賞金屬音樂。

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Part 2.3: Immortal Metal

Part 2.1: Emo Comeback // 第2.1章: Emo 回歸
Part 2.2: Real Punk // 第2.2章: 真正朋克

Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // 第2.3章:不朽金屬
Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars // 第2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星
Part 2.5 – Legendary Rappers & Newborn Wavers // 第2.5章:傳奇rappers與新生wavers
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